Thursday, July 10, 2014

Five organ transplant surgeries performed successfully in a day at Global Health City first of its kind in South India
Chennai, 09th July 2014: Setting yet another milestone in its journey, Global Health City, a renowned multi super specialty quaternary care hospital boasts of five successful organ transplants simultaneously in a day. All the five surgeries were unique in nature and successful; an exciting moment for the surgeons who performed the surgeries for the first time in South India.
Details of the surgeries performed:
  • Mr. Salim – Deceased Donor Liver Transplant surgery
  • Dr. Abdul Shaheed – Living Donor Liver Transplant surgery
  • Mr. Ashokan - Deceased Donor Renal Transplant surgery
  • Mr. Rajesh – Deceased Donor Renal Transplant surgery
  • Mr. Saravanan - Deceased Donor Liver Transplant surgery
Prof Dr. Mohamed Rela, Director – Institute for Liver Disease & Transplantation said “it is a logistical nightmare to do 5 transplants in 12 hours. I am happy to say that despite its technical challenges all 5 patients are doing extremely well. We manage to do a split liver transplant from a cadaver donor for two adults. Normally, split livers are shared between one adult and one child. However, the technique of sharing with two adults is very complicated. This is the first time such a procedure has been done in India and the East and is very rarely done in the western world” at the press briefing.
He further added that “to do these five transplants includes a lot more procedures. These include a cadaver donor multi organ harvesting, ex-vivo splitting of the liver into two grafts, two cadaver split liver transplants, two kidney transplants, one living donor hepatectomy and living donor recipient liver transplant”
Dr. N. Sezhian, Senior Consultant Department of Urology said “both the renal transplants nearly took 4 to 6 hours, and we had successfully completed the transplant surgeries with our team of doctors. Organ donation awareness among the people of Tamil Nadu had increased drastically”
Dr. V. Chandrasekaran, Senior Consultant & HOD of Nephrology quoted “FROM GRIEF, THERE COMES HOPE”. Demand for organs outweighs the availability and supply. More awareness and willingness of the family to donate organs will help in reducing the gap”.
Dr. Muthu Veeramani, HOD –Institute of Urology quoted “This is a second transplant surgery for the patient; it is almost like a second life to him. As per the government norms, one kidney goes to the host (donor) and other to the common pool, to save lives“.
The team of Surgeons / Physicians: The liver transplant team led by Dr. Mohamed Rela, Dr.Venu, Dr. Gomathi, Dr. Ratnavel, Dr. Anand, Dr. Srinivas Reddy, Dr.Manoj, Dr Ilankumaran Dr. Akhila, Dr. Subramanian, Dr. Selva and the kidney transplant team consisting of Dr. Muthu Veeramani, Dr.V.Chandrasekaran, Dr. Sezhian, Dr. Kabilan, Dr.Muthukumar, Dr. Kishore, Dr.Subramanian, performed the multi organ transplant surgeries simultaneously within a day successfully.

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BGS Global Hospitals Performs the 1st Dual Organ Transplantation in Karnataka

Bangalore, June 30th, 2014: BGS Global Hospitals, Super Specialty Tertiary Care, on the eve of doctor’s day, organized a press conference on the 1st Successful Combined Dual Organ (Liver and Kidney) Transplantation procedure in Karnataka.
The dual organ transplantation was performed by a team multi organ transplant surgeons, Dr. Mathew Jacob, Dr. Sonal Asthana, Dr. Rajiv Lochan & clinically supported by Dr. Kaiser Raja, Consultant, Hepatalogist, Dr. Anil Kumar, Consultant, Nephrologist, at BGS Global Hospitals.
The transplant recipient is a practising orthopaedic specialist, Dr.Sanjiv Kumar Sinha, a 59 year old who was suffering from long standing diabetes, which lead to his liver cirrhosis and kidney failure. He had been on renal dialysis for many months prior to consultation at our Transplant centre. Whilst awaiting transplantation he unfortunately fell at home and fractured his hip and had to undergo total hip replacement surgery.
In April 2014 the family of a brain dead donor who had unfortunately met with a fatal accident came forward to donate the organs of their loved one. The organs were allocated by ZCCK (Zonal coordination committee for Karnataka) to Dr Sinha as they were found to be a suitable match. He subsequently underwent Combined Dual Organ (Liver and Kidney) Transplantation and is currently doing well.
Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Sinha, Organ Transplant recipient said, “I had been on the waiting list for months battling my life threatening organ failure. First, I would like to thank the organ donor’s family and then the specialists, who have restored my hope and given me a new lease of life.”
Dr. Mathew Jacob, Consultant, HPB & Multi Organ Transplantation Surgeon, BGS Global Hospitals, said, “It’s a rare condition where both liver and kidney had failed simultaneously. Luckily, the family of a brain dead patient came forward to donate the organs. Through an extensive 4 hour surgery, organs were retrieved carefully for transplantation. In the adjacent operation theatre, the patient was prepared for transplantation, first his damaged liver was removed and the donated liver was transplanted. Subsequently, kidney was also transplanted through a separate incision under the same anesthesia. It was a 14 hour marathon surgery and now he has recovered well. ”
Dr. Kaiser Raja, Consultant, Hepatologist, BGS Global Hospitals, said, “Having combined Liver & Kidney failure is a very serious condition in which survival is limited to a few months. Dual organ transplantation is a much more complex procedure which requires coordination amongst a large number of highly skilled super specialists"
Dr Rajiv Lochan, Consultant, HPB & Multi Organ Transplantation Surgeon, BGS Global Hospitals, " Such highly complex procedures are possible only with state of the art operating theatre, dedicated transplant ICU and a highly motivated and dedicated team of specialists. This is a big milestone for advanced health care delivery in Karnataka.”
Dr. Venkataramanaa N K, Vice Chairman & Chief Neurosurgeon, BGS Global Hospitals, said, “Doctors have a greater role to themselves and also to the society. Today’s disease burden is more than 1% of global GDP. It’s absolutely essential that doctors take care of their health in order to serve the society better. Till today, there is no specific healthcare model that serves the purpose of Doctor’s health. Global Group of hospitals provide tertiary & quaternary care completely avoiding the need for the patients to travel abroad for high end therapies. On the occasion of Doctors day, BGS Global Hospitals is launching a health scheme for the medical fraternity.”
The Institute of Neurosciences & Spinal Disorders at Global Health City performed a rare and unique surgery
  • Mycotic pseudo aneurysms of the carotid artery - Carotid bypass surgery with removal of the pseudo aneurysms.
Chennai, 26th June 2014: Surgeons of the Institute of Neurosciences and - Surgeons of the Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders recently performed a rare, complex and critical surgery, which effectively restored blood supply to the brain. Mr Srinivasan presented to our doctors in the Emergency department in a state of drowsiness, sepsis with a large pulsating mass on the left side of the neck which was pressing the windpipe and causing breathing difficulty. His scans showed that both carotid arteries were affected by infection: the right was blocked and the left side was weakened causing multiple aneurysms one of which had burst. 

The Neuro Critical Care team with help from the infectious diseases expert controlled the diabetes and the infection in the body. Once he was stabilized the surgical team led by Dr K Sridhar, Chief Brain and Spine Surgeon, Global Health City Chennai, meticulously planned and performed a challenging and rare surgical procedure. The surgery which lasted more than 10 hours involved creating a bypass of the carotid artery segment which had the aneurysms. A temporary shunt needed to be placed so that the brain could continue to get blood supply. The danger during surgery was that the weakened blood vessels with the aneurysms could rupture again. The surgery was performed successfully and the diseased segment of the vessel was removed. The patient made an excellent recovery 

Dr Sridhar Chief Brain and Spine Surgeon Global Health City Chennai said " State of the art monitoring of critically Ill neuro patients along with modern surgical methods allow surgeons to successfully perform challenging and critical cases with razor edge precision "
June 14th was World Blood Donor Day and the focus for this year’s campaign was “SAFE BLOOD FOR SAVING MOTHERS”. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness about timely access to safe blood and blood products to prevent maternal deaths worlwide.

Towards this, the Department of Transfusion Medicine/ Blood Bank of Global Hospitals, LB Nagar, Hyderabad which is the first NABH Accredited Blood Bank in the erstwhile AP, has successfully conducted a Blood Donation drive on 14th June’2014 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Many people from the neighbourhood including the staff of Global Hospitals voluntarily participated in the drive and donated blood with much enthusiasm.
Global Health City Organizes a Basic Life Support Training Program for neighborhood driver community
Udanae Global a righteous initiative intended to create awareness on basic life support training/ trauma care to the neighborhood driver community
Chennai, 13th June 2014 Global Health City has organized a Basic Life Support (BLS) Training programme for the neighborhood driver Community (Auto drivers, Cab / Call taxi drivers and Ambulance drivers) of the neighborhood areas. More than 500 auto, cab drivers participated in the training program. Road accident rate in our country is climbing constantly; it has reached an alarming 51.8% in 2012. When it comes to Road Traffic Accidents the driver communities in most cases are the first ones to swiftly respond and carry the injured to a nearby hospital. BLS training program will sensitize them about the significance of GOLDEN HOUR in road accident, cardiac, brain, liver emergency and help them in safe evacuation of the victim.
Eminent doctor Dr. K.R. Rammohan - HOD Advanced Centre for Trauma & Emergency Care, conducted the training program. “We come across many fatalities due to road traffic accidents, which clearly indicate lack of awareness on immediate responses during the medical emergencies. To address those issues, we have launched this campaign UDANE GLOBAL to raise awareness for swift response during critical medical emergencies” said Dr. Rammohan on the training session.

‘STHREE’, a corporate social responsibility initiative by BGS Global Hospitals, Bengaluru

BGS Global Hospitals launches ‘STHREE’ - Making cancer care tolerable - A breast cancer patient survivor connect programme.

‘STHREE’, a corporate social responsibility initiative to connect cancer patients to cancer survivors. It is a support group to heal, restore, empower and energize those patients who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

‘Sthree’ was launched on 14 June'14 by Smt Umashree, Honorable Minister of State for Woman and Child Development, Government of Karnataka who was the Chief Guest. Mrs Malini Krishna Murthy, IPS, IGP- Karnataka State Reserve Police was also present.

Global Health City, Chennai and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Global Health City, Chennai and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on May 12, 2014 as their privileged Health Care Partner.